46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Torrance
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Santa Barbara
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Big Sur
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Monterey
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Bus to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Torrey
— 1 night
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
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Idaho Falls
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Trinidad
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Hollywood Bowl Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Universal CityWalk Hollywood and LA Farmers' Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of 26-Mile Bike Path, wander the streets of Old Pasadena, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Torrance.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torrance

Torrance is a U.S. For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Torrance attractions planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Torrance by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Torrance to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Torrance

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): engage your brain at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara travel planning website.

Getting from Torrance to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Torrance in August, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Childrens Museums · Museums

Cambria

— 1 night
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambria in August, you will find days in Big Sur are cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You will leave for Monterey on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks and then stop by AiX.

Start your trip to Monterey by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lands End, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach and then explore the activities along Cascade Falls Trail.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip app.

Take a bus from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 30th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Valley View, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation builder.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 5th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally walk around Indian Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Torrey

— 1 night
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. On the 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse and then trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torrey trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Torrey in 8 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Torrey are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyonlands Ballooning and Moab Jett. Do your shopping at Bret Edge Photography Gallery and Tom Till Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Arches National Park to see Windows about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, stroll through Park Avenue Trail, and hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Moab trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Torrey to Moab in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Torrey in September; daily highs in Moab reach 34°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Salt Lake City

— 4 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get in touch with nature at Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Lake Blanche Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tabernacle and City Creek Canyon. Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Hutchings Museum (in Lehi) and Wasatch Mountains (in Sundance). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Little Cottonwood Canyon, examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, explore the galleries of Wheeler Historic Farm, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Douglas Military Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City day trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Idaho Falls.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Falls

— 2 nights
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Idaho, then get a taste of the local shopping with ARTitorium on Broadway, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Idaho Falls day trip planner.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Idaho Falls at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and finally take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and then get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Idaho Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On your second day here, get active on the water at Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel, then relax and rejuvenate at Body Sage Spa at the Rusty Parrot Lodge, and then take a memorable tour with Backcountry Safaris.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole journey builder site.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Molly Brown House Museum and National Ballpark Museum. Visiting Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Boulder Creek Path will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Eldorado Canyon (in Boulder), Cussler Museum (in Arvada) and Eldorado Canyon State Park (in Eldorado Springs). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, catch some excitement at Colorado Railroad Museum, and see a show at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad

— 1 night
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Trinidad Lake State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Trinidad tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Denver to Trinidad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Oklahoma City

— 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Let the collections at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oklahoma Firefighters Museum and National Softball Hall of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Arcadia (OK County 66 - John's Place & Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Charles B. Hall Airpark, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rink Antique Gallery, and learn the secrets of beer at Ride OKC.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Oklahoma City takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Trinidad to Oklahoma City is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Oklahoma City when traveling from Trinidad in September, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Amarillo

— 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amarillo travel route planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in September, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then learn about all things military at Fort Tuthill Military Museum, then view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University, and finally look for gifts at Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff holiday site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Flagstaff is slightly colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then stroll through Coronado Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego travel planner.

You can take a bus from Flagstaff to San Diego in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by The Last Bookstore, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, and then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.